Friday, December 26, 2014

Noel ~ Born is the King of Israel!

I'm going to say it right out.  I don't like this card.  Call me a scrooge, but I really don't like the traditional Christmas-y red and green, especially this shade of green with this red.  Yet, I continue to make cards with the red and green theme.  I guess it's because it's easier when you already have a color scheme to go with, without having to think of it yourself.
This is a stamp I made specifically for this project.  I was like, "Hey!  I need a stamp!  Right now!"  So I made one.
I really like how it turned out.  That white fabric, by the way, is left over from Sorry I'm Late.
I made this patterned paper by putting fabric in the copying machine - and copying it.  this particular piece of paper is 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches, with corners rounded as you can see.
Back stitch a border with dark green thread.
This is a 5 1/4 by 4 inch piece of vellum paper.  I outlined it with green, then with my bone folder, wrote at the bottom, "born is the King of Israel."  It shows up better than it would on ordinary paper.  My cursive is so much better when I'm writing with a bone folder!
I was planning to simply put the noel thing on and be done, but I thought it needed more, so I used an embossing folder.  This is actually, I believe, the first time I've ever used this embossing folder for a card, even though I've had it for a couple of years.
I again decided the card needed more, so I went over the words at the bottom with red sharpie.
Because vellum is translucent, you have to put the glue under places where it can be covered up.  If you don't, you will be able to see where the glue through the other side.At least that's what I've heard, and I thought I had experienced it before, but when I put glue on a scrap piece of vellum, it didn't seem to show on the top side.


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